Ralph L. Graper, 83, of Princeton, IN passed away on Sunday April 10, 2016 at his home.

He was born on August 16, 1932 to the late John H. and Olive (Romershausen) Graper in Princeton, IN.

Ralph graduated from Francisco High School in 1950. He served in the U. S. Army during the Korean War. Ralph was a lifetime farmer who enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening and was a past member of the Gibson County Coon Hunters Club. He was also a member of St. Lucas United Church of Christ.

Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by a granddaughter Jennifer Jones.

He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Patsy (Carter) Graper, 3 children Ken Graper of Francisco, IN, Nancy (Steve) Jones of Hazelton, IN, Pam (Jeff) Mason of Princeton, IN, and 7 grandchildren Matt Graper, Bradley, Amy, and Tyler Jones, and Ryan, Ethan, and Amanda Mason.

Services will be on Friday April 15, 2016 at 10:00 AM at St. Lucas U.C.C. in Fort Branch, IN with Pastor John Heumann officiating.

Visitation will be on Thursday April 14, 2016 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Stodghill Funeral Home located on highway 168 in Fort Branch, IN.